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Backstage

Trainer Gordon Elliot didn't run Backstage again prior to the 2010 Grand National at Aintree, in an attempt to protect his handicap mark. At the time, the 7 year old, owned by the Capranny Stable Staff Syndicate, won his last race, the Handicap…

West End Rocker

Moving rapidly up the bookies odds, West End Rocker was looking like a real contender for the 2012 Grand National on April 14th. An Irish horse, trained by Alan King, he's was 10 years old at the time and in 2011 had been very generously handicapped…

James Reveley

James Reveley is a national hunt jockey and son of trainer, Keith Reveley, and has been appointed as the stable jockey to Ferdy Murphy, following the announcement that Graham Lee would focus on the Flat racing in the future. A mutual agreement…

Dominic Elsworth

Dominic Elsworth is a national hunt jockey who has ridden in the Aintree Grand National on eight previous occasions. His first ride in the major event was in 2003 on Southern Star when he finished a very respectable 14th. He returned in 2004…

Andrew Thornton

Andrew Thornton is a national hunt jockey who had his first win on Wrekin Hill in a 3m 3f Chase at Sedgefield on 22nd November 1991. No stranger to the Aintree Grand National, he has participated on thirteen previous occasions starting in 1996…

Harry Haynes

Harry Haynes is the son of former jump jockey Peter Haynes and he started riding in Arab races at 16, followed by a season riding in Point to Points. He worked at weekends and in school holidays for John Bridger and obtained his NVQ2 and conditional…

Robbie McNamara

Robbie McNamara had his first ride in public on his father’s horse Stress Test, at a bumper in Cork Ireland, in 2004. His family are well known in racing circles and older brother Andrew is one of the country’s top National Hunt jockeys.…

Robert (Choc) Thornton

Robert "Choc" Thornton is one of the country's leading National Hunt jockeys, who has made his name by putting in numerous excellent performances at the Cheltenham Festival. He was the leading English jockey at the 2005 and 2006 Cheltenham festivals,…
Jockey Liam Treadwell - Grand National Winner

Liam Treadwell

On April 4th 2009 Liam Treadwell came out of the woodwork as a first time Grand National jockey and went on to stun the racing world by riding to victory on Mon Mome, the 100/1 rank outsider. Over 70,000 watched on from the Aintree crowd,…